Trouble installing Wild West 1.5 -1 reply

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resarf

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#1 14 years ago
wolfboydannyHi resarf, It's not that you are in fact using the 'linux' version, just the linux version has the windows version included. These included windows-files are always a dead winner compared to an installable exe. The install program can fail if your system en/or install history is unique and never tested...... In Linux programs neasly always are delivered in some sort of zip/tar file. :nodding: Installing like that keeps you in control and you can see what's happening when something failes instead of a simple blank screen.... Regards, Danny

Thanks for the explanation, so ive chucked the exe file and will be using the zip file to play the game instead. So thanks again for everyones help and advice.




Hewster

WildWest Creator

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#2 14 years ago

ok, I feel I need to spell a warning here.... Unless you are confident with computers, and read readme's, I predict you are gona be posting again at some point, saying that "this update doesn't work" I spent a LOT of time creating the Windows installation package to be idiot proof, and so far it seems to have worked fine (when I released earilier versions as .zip I was conatantly having to tell people how to install it cos they were either: 1) not computer literate 2) unable to follow instructions in a README To summise, Windows users please use the installer, if the installer fails, it probably means you have some kind of problem with Windows.. even I use the installer to install WildWest on my machine ! The .zip version should only be used as a last resort (for Windows). @Danny & Rudi, I apprciate you guys like to have a .zip version(they are hardcore Linux users), but please don't openly suggest to Windows users to use it, because it WILL end with me having lots of e-mails from people, complaining that they can't get the mod to work, or that the mod has "screwed up their machine" because they extracted to the wrong folder.. I talk from experiance :) Finally @ resarf, try deleteing the contents of your temp folder, and try the installer again.. you are the first person who has reported having trouble with the installer, and so I would like to get to the bottom of the problem, which I suspect will be something simple.... It would be nice to know the specs of your PC, ie: CPU (make and speed) RAM (amount, make and type) OS (WindowsXP, 2K and any service paks installed) GFX card and drivers (eg: NVIDIA GF3, 43.03 detonator) Resolution & color depth of your desktop (eg 1024 x 768 @ 32bit) HardDrive (Make and size) Others things to check... Do you have enough HardDrive space ? the instller require a few hundred meg to decompress the files. Do a RAM check (http://www.memtest86.com/) the problem could be a bad stick of ram. Hewster




Capt. Queeg

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#3 14 years ago

>I spent a LOT of time creating the Windows installation package to be idiot proof .... >Windows users please use the installer, Are you trying to say something here about Windows users Hewster? ;) I know that's how Danny and Rudi will read it!




Rudi_alias_Rudi

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#4 14 years ago

Hewster, I can understand that you want to support your WildWest-installer because you spent a lot of work for it and I believe that its working perfectly on almost all computers. But nevertheless I dont think that its a good Idea to publish software in executable files. If a user isnt able to read a README, to follow the instructions and to copy some files into the right directory then we shouldnt support his stupidness by providing an idiotic-proof all-in-wonder file. The worst thing what he can do on a computer is to download a (closed) executable from somewhere and to run it with super-user rights. This is a main reason why window-users have so often to disinfect or reinstall their system.

It is a bad habit to wrap standard file-formats in *.exe black-boxes. First at all its ignorant against people who dont own a windows-installation (Even my mainboard vendor is publishing the pdf-manuals in *.exe only!!). Furthermore its very insecure and stupid to download an executable and to double-click it without the possibility to check the content before.

@Queeg;) I wouldnt say that window users are idiots but mostly they are very lazy. I know it from my neighbourhood and you can see it in several formus: If somthing doesnt work after a double-click then they often ask stupid questions: "I double-clicked that icon but it doesnt work, whats wrong?". But these kind of questions are provoked by the "idotic-proof" solutions. At least a self-installer should write a verbose log-file and moreover it should be open-source (maybe a *.bat script or something).

cu, Rudi




resarf

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#5 14 years ago

Ok, its been a while, but i feel obliged to respond. Dont worry its positive news!! I have had a complete clean of my machine and reformatted all my drives. So everything is now working from a clean install of Windows 2000. . I reinstalled RTCW, And tried to reinstall your Wild West mod, and the installer worked perfectly, first time. I think that my orig. problem came had to do with remains from the orig install being left in the temp folder or registry, (despite the fact that i checked them at the time!) And if i remember rightly, i didnt uninstall the mod org. because i had a hard drive failure that made it impossible to uninstall something that was no longer there!! . So i think the moral of my story is that your mod really needs to be removed from my computer using the add/remove option in the windows control panel. . Again sorry for causing any problems concerning your installer.




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#6 14 years ago

hey, glad to hear everything is working!! go here: http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=135776&page=2&pp=25 and let us kno what name you play under so we can put a game name to the forum name!




Deimos

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#7 14 years ago

w00t! Glad to hear that everything is all right. :)




DEADEYE

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#8 14 years ago

great news 4 you mate ...good advice hewster welcome m8 ciow :beer: ava beer 4 ya Deadeye